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Great hike...trail was nice and dry! Couldn't imagine doing this when it's wet!
Parked at Pico, hiked up to the top, then took this trail back to Trailhead at Inn at Long Trail...walked back to Pico...7.3 miles.
Hiked with my ski poles, highly recommended!

I met up with a group, not that I planned to, and hiked this near-4 mile loop instead of the shorter 2 mile out and back popularly listed on alltrails. Fantastic hike with moss covered rocks and boulders, mushrooms galore, and a wonderful view. Just take care at the view, as there are no flat boulders to run around on! I would not rate this trail as easy though- due to the steep nature once you go past the overlook and up to the viewless peak, and then steeply back down to the AT trail. Overall a great trail, well maintained and intuitive. Planning to come back for sure.

hiking
23 days ago

Challenging climb with plenty of huffing. We just assumed that fellow reviewers were exaggerating when they said it was “steep.” We hiked up e trail with the intention of descending the c trail. However, c trail was closed due to “construction.” We came down a trail, which was so steep that our quads were shaking.

Wonderful views but a strange place as it includes trails and ski runs intermixed. We felt like we were hiking in a park. Watch out for mountain bikers!

this will always be a favorite of mine. it's a good hike. not too long, not too short. the views are awesome at the top.

A little more strenuous than moderate in some sections. The overlook is beautiful....worth the extra .4 miles.

Crossed paths with many people on the way up and down, covering all skills and fitness levels. The reward is the view and an appreciation for a beautiful part of the planet - and so accessible. I rarely hike with a walking stick but chose to on this day - the best decision! I was ever so grateful for the walking stick in the wet conditions on the way down.

Short nature walk with a lot of streams. Good for kids. 60-90 minutes. A quick hop to Kent pond.

Steep hike, but was a good challenge. Great views!

Wow!! This trails gives “a lot of bang for your buck!” It’s the right amount of workout when you need a quick hike!! The view from the overlook is awesome!!

Fun and easy hike with great views at the top. I did this in combination with Killington Peak for my NEHH, the trail to Pico is fairy direct but doesn’t gain a lot of elevation, so it’s quite easy, especially compared to hikes in the Whites. As with most trails in Vermont, it was pretty muddy for a couple sections, especially with the recent rains. After the switchbacks you pass a cool cabin with a couple of bunks, as well as lots of thru hikers names carved in the walls. From there the trail climbs quite steeply to the peak, but with no technical sections at all. The summit has great views of Killington and the Southern Green Mountains. If you want to continue on to Killington like I did, it’s just a few easy miles on the Long Trail with virtually no elevation gain until you reach Killington Spur. The peak is spectacular and definitely worth visiting if you want something longer.

Excellent Family trail. Amazing views!

Nice hike. Steep in a few places but never too bad. Overlook rock had a nice vista.

Nice family hike with great views!

Lovely hike, terrific view.

trail running
2 months ago

beautiful view, steep trail

Great view at lookout and like others have said, it’s a cardio workout on the way up till it levels out. We enjoyed it.

I completed this hike in the first week of June, starting at the Appalachian/Long Trailhead located on Hwy 4 rather than at the Shelburne Pass Trailhead. Although the hike ascent is a bit longer than the Shelburne trail, I believe it is much easier, gentle swaybacks with a beautiful path along the Long trail through mixed forest. Starting early will give you a great head start to the day arriving at PICO peak around 10:30 -11:00 at a steady 30 min/mile pace. Once you arrive at Jungle Junction simply follow the old AT trail to the service road and take the road up until you see blue flash for the 0.7 mile climb to the summit. The views from the top are a nice 360 vantage-- although the towers and ski equipment take away from the overall experience. Be careful of the porcupines-- they are having a problem with overpopulation on the summit. Make sure you leash your dogs otherwise your hiking trip might turn into a nightmare if your pooch decides to tangle with one. have fun!

Would have been 4 stars but for the traffic noise at the beginning/end.
Once you get away from the road after 600 yards or so it is a peaceful and beautiful walk.
First 600-800 yards are the steepest - a bit of a cardio workout - then it levels out until you get to the overlook rock.
Views from there are very good.

Le sentier en lui même était très beau, et très bien indiqué. Cependant, la piste suit l'autoroute alors il y a le bruit une partie de la montée ce qui est un peu pénible étant donné qu'on sors pour être au grand air loin de la civilisation. Ensuite la vue n'est pas terrible car il y a l'autoroute (et le bruit qui va avec) et un village de ski énorme qui gâche vraiment le paysage d'un côté de la vue, l'autre côté est très beau. C'est une belle promenade si on habite à côté et qu'on le fait le dimanche mais pas pour visiter et venir juste pour cette randonnées

The trail itself is nice, well indicated, and the forest is beautiful. But the view was disappointing, with a ski village and the highway in the middle (that you could hear). If you just want to take a walk into the forest, and you’re around, it’s ok. But in my opinion it’s not worth coming just for it, or to take landscape picture.

Peaceful, well maintained trails with abundant blazes and an incredible overlook!

Nice moderate hike, up to the top. We had lots of ice and were glad we brought poles to help support.
We took the ski runs down, which led to a 0.4mile walk to our car, but it would have been too dangerous going back down the trail with that slick ice.

5/5/18: Beautiful trail with varied terrain. A great hike in killington.

snowshoeing
6 months ago

short hike with beautiful views. one of my favorite local hikes. top pick when driving back to the area from boston. can make the hike longer by hiking north or south on the AT. great pub at the bottom to end the hike. very deep snow today. track was broken up to deer overlook. had to break trail along the AT and it was difficult because very little use over the winter

Absolutely gorgeous winter hike! I went with a local friend who hikes this trail frequently. The trail was still very well marked aside from the very top .5 mile where it crosses some ski runs. I would say it is mostly of moderate difficulty, with only the top section being "hard". As always in winter be prepared with plenty of layers, it got quite warm in the forest on this sunny March day but at the summit we needed our heavy coats. We needed poles and wore Yak Tracks or similar traction devices the entire hike, switching to actual spikes/crampons once at the cabin as from then on the trail is solid ice.

Watch out for stray skiers and have fun!

super fun! beautiful views & awesome scenery on the way up. we went while it was lightly snowing & 30 degrees, so it was a tad icy. we took our dog and he loved it! can’t wait to hike it in the spring or summer!

Lovely short hike. Beautiful place to get engaged!!! :)

Love it! Great for all experience levels!

mountain biking
11 months ago

Love it! Great for all experience levels!

hiking
11 months ago

real nice short hike.

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